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Foreign airlines have $221m trapped in Nigeria – IATA

Raphael Kuuchi, vice president of International Air Transport Association (IATA), says foreign airlines have $221 million trapped in Nigeria and $1.2 billion in Africa.

Dana Air flies 2.7m passengers in 9 years – official

Dana Air on Thursday said it had flown over 2.7 million passengers in its nine years of operations in Nigeria.

Air Passengers to double to 7.8bn by 2036 – IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects 7.8 billion passengers to travel in 2036, a near doubling of the four billion air travelers expected to fly in 2017.

Global air passenger traffic rises in August – IATA

The global demand for air travel rose 7.2 percent in August, up from the 6.8 percent growth reported for July, the International Air Transport Association said on Thursday.

Minister inaugurates task force on aviation regulatory matters

The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, on Thursday, inaugurated an 11 man presidential taskforce to address regulatory matters affecting the aviation sector.

Air Peace gets IATA membership

Air Peace’s expansion drive has received a big boost with its admission as a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Dana Air gets IATA membership

Dana Air, one of Nigeria’s indigenous airlines, is now a member of International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Forex: Int’l airlines increase fares by 18 per cent

International airfares from Nigeria to all global destinations have gone up by another 10 per cent, after an initial increase of eight per cent about three weeks ago.

Air transportation contributes $8.2bn to Nigeria’s GDP annually – Sirika

The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, Wednesday disclosed that transportation which is the cardinal objective of the National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan (NIIMP) of the current administration cannot be over-emphasised.

Central bank releases $425m trapped funds to foreign airlines

The IATA representative noted that this situation had forced many airlines in the past to terminate their operations into Nigeria due to non-remittance of their money for sale of tickets.

Arik Air gets fresh international certification

Arik Air has become the latest African airline to be listed on the International Air Transport Association (IATA) ground operations manual (IGOM) registry.

Airlines record increase in traffic, passengers in June – IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says African airlines recorded remarkable growth in traffic, capacity and load factor in June.

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Troops raid terrorists’ hideouts, eliminate five in Borno

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President Buhari condemns ‘insane’ killing of farmers by Boko Haram in Borno

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The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary- Chief Executive Officer-Designate.

Bible Society appoints new CEO-designate

The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer-Designate.
Kidnap

I paid N3 million ransom before I was freed by kidnappers – doctor

Azubuike Iheanacho, the medical doctor that was kidnapped in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, has revealed that he had to pay a ransom before the abductors freed him.
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Aruna Quadri records third league victory with TTC in German Bundesliga

Aruna Quadri returned to winning ways with TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell (TTC) in the Table Tennis Bundesliga as the Nigerian was instrumental to his team’s 3-1 win over TTC OE Bad Homburg at the weekend.